this, the president ran on the promise for the middle class with extending cuts for folks, making $250,000 or below, we know that number is right around the $400,000, $450,000 ballpark range. we know how it went in the senate. eight no votes before it went to the house, including democrat senator tom harkin, take a listen to what he said. >> if we are going to have some kind of a deal. the deal must be one that favors the middle class. those that are making $30,000, $50,000, $70,000 a year. that's the real middle class in america. and as i see this thing developing, quite frankly, as i've said before, no deal is better than a bad deal and this looks like a very bad deal the way this is shaping up. >> congressman, do you agree? was this? is this a bad deal? >> i have a ton of admiration for senator harkin.